Amens absolutely right, you very rarely hear the bullet actually hitting the object unless it's a ricochet, or sniper missing you from a distance with a silencer
(i still remember the day i went up against 1 para on a field exercise at yardley chase and managed to take down their sniper without a chot fired, silly bugger took his eye away from the night sight without closing it first, was able to track him down by the little green light reflection off his eye lol ), although he is exaggerating a little bit about the deafness, unless you're stupid and do it too often it's only a few seconds of ringing in the ears, at least it is for the SLR, spent many a session on the range with .303's, SLR's, and SA80's, got my marksman and range officer certification at bassingbourn barracks (little known fact, bassingbourn was where the first part of full metal jacket was filmed, that wasn't even an american barracks lol), even spent a whole day firing a Bren non-stop to get rid of ammunition when we were decommissioning them, did you know if you don't use short bursts with a Bren the barrel literally melts? Great fun lol
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